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Re: Links to free Game Dev resources
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2008, 05:24:52 AM »
cool, im listening to a few now and enjoying them :)

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Re: Links to free Game Dev resources
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2008, 03:25:14 AM »
http://www.soundsnap.com/

Another site with a lot of sounds, loops, music, etc.

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Re: Links to free Game Dev resources
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2008, 12:46:42 AM »
http://www.sounds.beachware.com/ has 5,000 sounds.
It's not a perfect collection but it's a start. :P

If you want to download all of the sounds (>200MB), put this URL in your clipboard:
http://www.sounds.beachware.com/2illionzayp3may/

And then run this program:
http://freefile.kristopherw.us/uploads/kristopherwindsor/folderdownloader2.exe

( http://freefile.kristopherw.us/uploads/kristopherwindsor/folderdownloader2-source.txt ) :)

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Re: Links to free Game Dev resources
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2008, 12:02:34 PM »
Recently I have realised that you can combat code procrastination with asset creation. By assets I mean art and sound. No more excuses about how you could make a game if you had this or that- I am going to recommend some tools which you can use to make those things yourself:

3D graphics:
There isn't any two ways about it, for free 3d modelling, Blender is the way to go! Don't run away! Sure, the interface is intimidating, but you're a GOTO using MAN! Here are some things you can read to get you started on learning the interface:
Blender User Interface Tutorial
Blender 3D: Noob to Pro
(Tips: Ignore the unprofessionalism of the tutorials and most importantly, don't skip a page! If you find that what they are saying is impossible, figure it out another way.)

These look good too:
Tutorials

Also, there are some good video tuts out there on YouTube which are good to pick things up quickly and so that you can see what is being said actually works.

2D graphics:
Inkscape is a good vector art program. It works well with Blender, since you can choose to export your UVs as an SVG file in Blender- which makes it easier to texture your models.

For 8 bit graphics, Allegro Sprite Editor seems to work for me.

Sound:
I am new to sound my self, so I am only learning. I have tried Anvil Studio in the past for midis, but I personally found it hard to produce something that wouldn't give me a headache. I am trying out some "Trackers", which seem to be more like what I am after and can understand. One that I am learning to use at the moment is FamiTracker, which is designed to produce music for the NES (although I am sure most of you will be looking for something a little more modern- I haven't tried it but ModPlug Tracker looks like it could be good). FamiTracker has a Tutorial on the main page which you will probably want to look at if you haven't used a tracker before.

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Re: Links to free Game Dev resources
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2008, 02:01:43 AM »
For 3D work, i would look out for a free version of Cinema4D. A cut down version has been given away on a lot of magazines and is so much easier to use than Blender. That said, i do have blender installed and maybe i need to take another look at it but it does seem to make simple tasks overly complicated.

A great text editor for programming is PSPad ,i use it with a command line for pretty much everything. Though i think most here use FBIde.

Also, the command window here powertoy is a simple but extremely handy thing. It adds the option to open a command window when right clicking on folders.

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Re: Links to free Game Dev resources
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2008, 05:07:45 PM »
http://www.gamedev.net
I'm pretty sure almost everyone knows it but anyway, this site have awesome articles. (C/C++/pseudocode but a lot of tuts/articles are really well written)

http://www.easyrgb.com/index.php?X=MATH
almost everything about color conversion, can be useful for palette handling. I guess I found this link here or on the FB's forums ..

http://molotov.nu/?page=graphics
some free tiles

http://reinerstileset.4players.de/buildingsE.html
some free isometric tiles

http://www-cs-students.stanford.edu/~amitp/gameprog.html
a lot of stuff about game algos ! (AI, path, objects handling, economics on game, etc...)

http://www.flyingyogi.com/fun/spritelib.html
free (gpl) sprites

http://www.spriters-resource.com/
Known games sprites.

http://www.scratchapixel.com/joomla/lang-en/basic-lessons/lesson2.html
a looong tutorial about 3D (raytracing especially but I didn't read everything)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colors
A big list of colors with their RGB/HSV/hex representation.


well i'm pretty sure I found the majority of those links here or in the fb's forums but anyway .. 'hope it'll be useful for someone :)

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Re: Links to free Game Dev resources
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2008, 08:12:04 AM »
Two, really good sites with free graphics:

SpicyPixel.net and LostGarden.com.

You can also find one simple sample generator on SpicyPixel.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2008, 08:18:31 AM by StefanPN »

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Re: Links to free Game Dev resources
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2008, 09:12:49 AM »
Thanks for the stuff. Interesting links.

I didn't know you were a Serb.

Pričaš nešto naški?
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Re: Links to free Game Dev resources
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2008, 05:49:24 PM »
I found that stuff while I was searching for some nice gfx for my upcoming project...

You are a Croat right?

I think that you 'll find this interesting, a whole ex-Yugoslavian computer scene on one place: http://retrospec.sgn.net/users/tomcat/yu/index.php <- Our games from "golden era" + emulators.

Pričam naravno. Ali mislim da smo se već susreli na elitesecurity.org oko onog engine-a koji smo trebali da napisemo nas četvorica, ali je Krcko izneo sve sam, doduše projekt je još uvek ostao nedovršen.

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Re: Links to free Game Dev resources
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2008, 03:15:12 PM »
Awesome sound utility:
http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/2007/12/13/sfxr-sound-effects-for-all/
Someone showed it to me at an SJSU Game Dev Meeting last night.

While I wanted a more original set of SFX for my game, from a synthesizer or something, I think these will work. :)

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Re: Links to free Game Dev resources
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2008, 03:26:15 PM »
Hrm, I mixed you up Stefan with a certain Stefan I just started to exchanged emails with. He sure will be surprised with my email on Croatian. :P
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Re: Links to free Game Dev resources
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2008, 05:02:51 PM »
A lot of gfx resources: here

@ Lachie

 :D LOL!

Well... We say speak Serbian (in this case Croatian) so the whole world can understand you :). So there is a chance that he did read it successfully.

off-topic:
For people who does not know: Serbian and Croatian are very similar / same languages - derived from different dialects of Serbo-Croatian (South Slavic language). For more info search Wikipedia

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Re: Links to free Game Dev resources
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2011, 12:59:13 AM »
For those who don't know it already..

www.audiotool.com is awesome for making music :)